Pedro M. F. Sousa

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Constitutive activation of the ERK pathway, occurring in the vast majority of melanocytic neoplasms, has a pivotal role in melanoma development. Different mechanisms underlie this activation in different tumour settings. The Grey phenotype in horses, caused by a 4.6 kb duplication in intron 6 of Syntaxin 17 (STX17), is associated with a very high incidence(More)
OBJECTIVE The present study was aimed at evaluating the contribution of transrectal prostate ultrasound in the screening for prostate neoplasias and in the guidance of prostate biopsies. MATERIALS AND METHODS Prospective study developed over a one-year period. All the patients with indication for prostate biopsy were evaluated. Regardless of PSA values,(More)
UNLABELLED Adolescent obesity is a major health problem. The need for effective adolescent weight management programs is of high clinical and public health relevance. This study evaluates the effectiveness of an e-therapeutic platform (Next.Step), aiming to promote weight management skills and the adoption of health-promoting lifestyles. This nonrandomized(More)
permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. Concomitant occurrence of acute myocardial infarction (MI) and stroke is infrequently encountered in emergent patients. Acute MI within the previous 3 months is considered a relative contraindication for therapy with alteplase(More)
Left ventricular pseudoaneurysms and true aneurysms are two possible complications of myocardial infarction. However, while pseudoaneuryms require urgent surgical resection, true aneuryms can often be managed medically, making imperative an accurate diagnosis.The authors describe a case of a delayed rupture of a true aneurysm that was contained and gave(More)
INTRODUCTION Tetralogy of Fallot is one of the most common forms of cyanotic congenital heart disease and in the absence of surgical correction it has an elevated early mortality, with most patients dying in childhood.The authors reported this case because of the unusual course of an uncorrected tetralogy of Fallot. There are only a few reports of patients(More)
Neisseria meningitidis is a pathogenic bacterium responsible for meningitis. The mechanisms underlying the control of Na+ transmembrane movement, presumably important to pathogenicity, have been barely addressed. To elucidate the function of the components of the Na+ transport system in N. meningitidis, an open reading frame from the genome of this(More)
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